The Paranoid Strain
Welcome to the Paranoid Strain
An Introduction: Interviewee–Lane Greene Hello and welcome to the inaugural episode of The Paranoid Strain, your skeptical guide to conspiracy theories. For our first foray, we’re going to try to stake out the ground that this series will cover. What do we mean by conspiracy theories? What are the historical precedents for modern day conspiracies? What sorts of ideas and attitudes might people who believe in this sort of thinking share? Is America uniquely prone to conspiracist thinking? We’ll provide our answers to all of the above. And make jokes. Thanks for listening. Subscribe to the show at iTunes, on Pocketcasts, on Stitcher, or any of your other favorite platforms. And if you’re an iTunes user, please do rate and review us. It’s super-helpful, and we’ll love you forever. If you’ve got comments, suggestions, or really any feedback, please contact us by email at theparanoidstrain at gmail dot com, on... (read more at TheParanoidStrain.com)
New! Qanon: How we got here - JP Morgan Sinks the Titanic
Season 5, Ep. 4
The last gasp of our Fed-related shows, this covers the truly goofy shit--sordid plots to sink huge ships to keep people who don't oppose the Fed from...opposing the Fed. Angels shacking up with human women to spawn giants who found the Federal Reserve. Plus, some sensible discussion of problems (and potential solutions) for how the Fed works, complements of Mr. Greeley. Next time: RUSSIA, COMRADES!
New! Qanon: How we got here - The Fed the Bitcoin Bros, and the Goldbugs
Season 5, Ep. 3
Episode 3! We hope you like hearing Federal reserve conspiracy theories debunked, because boy, that's what you're getting this time. Thrill to the history of monetary policy. Experience the chills of arguing with bitcoin enthusiasts on Twitter! Seriously, though, our interviewee is great, and we think this is a really rare opportunity to learn some super-interesting stuff about the way the most complex and hidden parts of our economic system works. We hope you agree. Next time, a bunch of Really Crazy Shit. See you soon
New! Qanon: How we got here - Part 2: Q and the Jekyll Island Conspiracy
Season 5, Ep. 1
Second episode! Which means the introduction to this series literally took up an entire episode. Does that mean we're getting better or worse? Hard to say. This time, we're taking on the conspiracist view of what actually transpired on Jekyll Island back in 1910. Was it a conspiracy? Yes! Did mainstream historians already know that? Yes. What does it have to do with Qanon? We're more than happy to show you. Hope you enjoy it--see you next time.